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Ilocos Norte youth raise funds for storm victims' education

By: Cherry Joy D. Garma

LAOAG CITY, October 17 (PIA) - The Ilocos Norte provincial government through its youth organization will put up a two-day bazaar beginning Saturday, October 18 to raise funds for the education of students who were victims of Typhoon Mario.

The Artisan bazaar, to be supervised by the youth arm ‘Sirib Express,’ calls netizens to take part by donating their used clothing, shoes, and accessories, among others, which will then be sold to patrons.

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City evaluates flood damage

In Summary

  • Nairobi has over 4,000 kilometres of roads which were turned them into rivers during the downpour. Parts of some roads were washed away, disrupting traffic.

  • Services at Kenyatta National Hospital, the biggest referral hospital in East Africa, almost came to a standstill when Kenya Power disconnected electricity, attributing the decision to the heavy downpour.

By OTIATO GUGUYU

City county officials are assessing the destruction on the drainage system after massive flooding on Friday.

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Nicaragua + 5 others
REDLAC Weekly Note on Emergencies - Latin America & the Caribbean - Year 7 - Volume 377

Highlights

  • INTENSE RAINS: Rains in Nicaragua left 22 people dead and more than 32,000 affected; and have also caused damage in Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador, among other countries.

  • HURRICANE SEASON: Tropical depression Trudy left six people dead, more than 4,000 people in shelters and 5,000 houses damaged in Guerrero, Mexico.

  • EBOLA: An extraordinary summit of the ALBA member countries met in Havana to coordinate joint measures to prevent the spread of the Ebola virus.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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Nicaragua + 5 others
REDLAC Nota Semanal sobre Emergencias - América Latina y el Caribe Año 7 - Volumen 377

Destacados

  • LLUVIAS INTENSAS: En Nicaragua se reportan 22 personas fallecidas y más de 32,000 afectadas como consecuencia de las lluvias que azotan la región y que han ocasionado daños también en Guatemala, Honduras y El Salvador, entre otros países.

  • TEMPORADA DE HURACANES: La depresión tropical Trudy ha dejado a su paso por Guerrero, México, seis muertos, más de 4,000 personas albergadas y 5,000 viviendas con daños.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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Toddler killed in South Aceh flood

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Jakarta Post

he Jakarta Post, Banda Aceh | Archipelago | Tue, October 21 2014, 7:37 AM

A 2-year-old girl was killed Sunday when she was swept away by floodwater that hit six villages in Labuhan Haji district in South Aceh regency, Aceh.

Heavy rain, which began on Saturday, engulfed residential areas and farmland in Apha, Pisang, Hulu Pisang, Ujung Batu, Manggis, Harapan and Padang Bakau villages. Flooding followed when the Labuhan Haji River burst its banks.

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One year after Cyclone Phailin: Indian women see a better future

20/10/2014

Last year's Cyclone Phailin was the largest on record in India, affecting some 12 million people and requiring the evacuation of over half a million. Our partners at Oxfam describe the current situation, a year later, for villager women who now just regained direct access to drinking water.

Tairah Firdous, Oxfam

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Afghanistan + 3 others
Regional Snapshot South Asia | Fiscal Year (FY) 2014

REGIONAL SUMMARY

Chronic conflict, earthquakes, and recurrent seasonal storms, floods, and droughts, as well as limited government response capacity, present significant challenges to vulnerable populations throughout the South Asia region. 2 In addition to staff in Washington, D.C., USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) maintains a permanent regional office for South Asia in Bangkok, Thailand, where the USAID/OFDA regional team for South Asia is based. USAID/OFDA also has a humanitarian advisor in Pakistan and Afghanistan.

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Capital de Honduras en alerta por desbordamiento de río Choluteca

20 Monday October 2014 @ 01:50 PM CST
Lecturas 4

Tegucigalpa, Honduras. Esta madrugada se desbordó el río Choluteca, producto de las fuertes lluvias que han caído sobre la capital de Honduras.

Autoridades de la Comisión Permanente de Contigencias (Copeco) reportaron este lunes filtraciones en algunas casas de la primera y segunda avenida de Comayagüela.El comisionado de Copeco, Moisés Alvarado, informó que debido al nivel del río, se emitió alerta amarilla en el departamento de Choluteca, al sur de Honduras.

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Grappling with a cholera epidemic in northern Cameroon

Mirabelle Enaka Kima, IFRC

For many years now, cholera has been a common occurrence in the North and far North Regions of Cameroon. Recurrent floods in this part of the country are the main cause of the resurgence of this and other water-borne diseases.

This year’s outbreak, which started in August, is causing havoc in more than 20 areas. Current government figures mention 2,019 patients, including 99 fatalities, with the locality of Mogodé, in the Far North Region, hardest hit.

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Ethiopia + 2 others
Ethiopia Weekly Humanitarian Bulletin, 20 October 2014

KEY EVENTS

  • More than 200 Eritrean refugees cross the Ethiopian border each day. The sudden spike in arrivals since September cause congestion at the reception centre.

  • Localized heavy rains since September produced flooding in Afar, SNNP and Somali regions, triggering displacements, and loss of lives and livelihoods.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Multi-sector Initial Rapid Assessment - PDMA/ NDMA / HCT, Punjab Floods, 17-20 Sept, 2014

Executive Summary

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Tajikistan: Floods in Khuroson District Emergency Plan of Action (EPoA) DREF Operation n° MDRTJ018 Final Report

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

On 16 April 2014, due to heavy rains and hailstorm, a mudflow hit Kizil-kala village of Mehnatobod administrative centre of Khuroson district, Khatlon province.

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EU provides humanitarian assistance to Jammu & Kashmir flood victims

New Delhi, 16th October, 2014: Following the floods that recently struck the State of Jammu and Kashmir, the European Commission is providing over 19 million (€250 000) to help some of the worst affected families meet their immediate needs through the upcoming winter. This humanitarian assistance will benefit over 12000 people in the districts of Anantnag, Kulgam and Pulwama.

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Afectados por lluvias superan los 87 mil

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Redhum

Guatemala, 19 de Octubre 2014

Fuente: Siglo XXI

En cinco días de lluvia, la Coordinadora Nacional para la Reducción de Desastres (Conred), reportó 87 mil 500 personas afectadas, mientras que el Instituto Nacional de Sismología, Vulcanología, Meteorología e Hidrología (Insivumeh) indicó que Zacapa es el departamento con mayores acumulados de agua.